Journal of Education
To develop a rationale for requiring a free-standing philosophy of education course in preservice teacher programs, the researchers reviewed prior literature to construct a framework to establish such a requirement. A review of required course content in non-Catholic (private and public) colleges and universities with preservice teacher programs in five Midwestern states in the United States revealed that most do not require such a course, hence the need for programs to reconsider how licensure candidates develop their teaching philosophies and review program articulation and course content. This study proposes a fourfold theoretical rationale for requiring philosophy of education of preservice teachers.
LaBelle, Jeffrey and Belknap, Gabrielle, "A Rationale for Requiring Philosophy of Education in Preservice Teacher Programs" (2017). College of Education Faculty Research and Publications. 508.
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Accepted version. Journal of Education, Vol. 197, No. 3 (October 1, 2017): 51-60. DOI. © 2017 SAGE Publications. Used with permission.